Transportation of a damaged Ka-52 spotted in Crimea

Transportation of a damaged Ka-52 spotted in Crimea

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A video of the transportation of a damaged Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter in the temporarily occupied Crimea has emerged.

The video footage was published by the ATR TV channel.

It is known that this footage was shot on the streets of Kerch. Most likely, the vehicle with the helicopter was moving in the direction of the Crimean bridge towards Russia.

The video of a disassembled Russian Ka-52 being transported by an auto transporter was released on September 16, although the exact date of filming is unknown.

The fact that an enemy helicopter was transported by a vehicle may indicate that it was damaged during hostilities or at an airfield on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.

Otherwise, the Ka-52 would have flown to the territory of the Russian Federation for scheduled maintenance or repair work. It is currently unknown what weapon has damaged this enemy’s attack helicopter.

As previously reported, on August 17, the Defense Forces of Ukraine shot down a Russian Ka-52 attack aircraft in the Zaporizhzhia region. A Russian army aviation helicopter was hit by the soldiers of the 47th Mechanized Brigade “Magura” in the area of the settlement of Robotyno.

The released drone footage features the burning wreckage of the downed invader’s aircraft.

Another case of Russians losing a Ka-52 attack helicopter took place on September 1 this year.

The Ka-52 helicopter crashed while flying over the Sea of Azov, about 1.5 kilometers from the coastline. As per the preliminary version, the crash could have been caused by difficult weather conditions, namely heavy fog in the area of the flight. According to Russian propagandists, the crew of two was able to eject.

Ka-52 helicopter

Ka-52 is an attack helicopter developed by the Russian Kamov Design Bureau. The helicopter is able to detect enemy equipment from a considerable distance due to the optoelectronic reconnaissance station installed in the fore part of the hull. The flight characteristics of the Ka-52 allow it to develop a speed of up to 300 km/h.

The armament of the Ka-52 consists of a 30mm 2A42 autocannon and six hard points able to accommodate 23mm guns, or launchers with S-8 and S-13 unguided rockets, as well as 9M120-1 Ataka and 9A4172K Vikhr-1 anti-tank guided missiles.

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